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Ulster Scots Surnames OK THE GOOD ONE

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Ulster Scots Surnames OK THE GOOD ONE.qxdUlster-Scots next to four of them and the
word other next to the remaining four.
Fitzgerald
Drummond
McGregor
York
Garibaldi
McCartney
Campbell
Wonge
Paderewski
McIlwaine
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Match them up with the following words.
Armstrong Burns Davidson Dunlop Grant
Gather information and make a list of famous people with a Scots or Ulster-Scots surname.
You should say who they are and if possible what their connection
is with Ulster or Scotland.
Here are a few examples:
Tony Blair Politician Born in Edinburgh
Joey Dunlop Former motor bike racer
From Ballymoney
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Find five important towns in Scotland and five in Ulster. Mark them on this map.
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your surname in another.
Here is Andrew Armstrong's full name as it appears on his birth certificate. Draw a circle around his surname.
Andrew John Angus Armstrong
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Discover something about your own family history.
Talk to relatives to find out if any of them came from Scotland. Perhaps you will find out about the places in Scotland they once lived or about relatives who live there today.
Look at an old birth certificate.
Write lots of things down so you don't forget!
Report back to your teacher.
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11 Work out the Ulster-Scots surname for each of these picture clues. Add some more names and picture clues of your own.
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G
H
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You will need an atlas or map of Scotland
At the foot of the page you will find 8 Ulster-Scots surnames that are also places in Scotland. Write these names in the correct place on the map below: Mark them on this map.
Lewis
N
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Complete each of these sentences with the correct word. Choose from the Ulster-Scots surnames in the box below.
a) The ___________ cuts hair and shaves beards.
b) The ___________ preached in the cathedral.
c) A man who owns a corn-mill might be called ________.
d) The ___________ opened the door of the mansion.
e) A wonderful suit was made by the __________.
f) Beautiful music was performed by the ___________.
g) The ____________ cut leather to fit the hand.
h) Each cut in the stone was made by the ___________.
i) A Scottish lord is known as a _______________.
j) Wooden barrels are made by a ____________
Do you know of any other Ulster-Scots surnames that are also occupations?
Harper Barber Butler Mason Cooper Taylor Millar Bishop
Glover Laird
Draw a line from the pictures to the correct surname.
Mr Smart
Miss Long
Mrs Black
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Complete this table using Ulster-Scots surnames. Add 3 more of your own.
Rhyming Word
noisy bird
Slyness
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Design your own Coat of Arms for your family in this space19
From this chart you can see that Andrew Armstrong's brother is Gary. Gary's mother was Sally Robinson. Look carefully at the chart or family tree and see if you can answer the following questions:
1. Who is Andrew Armstrong's sister?
2. Who is Andrew's Great Grandfather?
3. Who is Andrew's Aunt?
4. Who is Andrew's Great Grandmother?
5. When was Andrew's Great Grandmother born?
6. How much younger is Andrew than his brother Gary?
7. When was Andrew's father born?
8. Which boy's and girl's names are popular in the Armstrong family?
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Now try drawing your own or some else's family tree.21
Now that you have seen how Andrew completed his surname project, perhaps you could do the same.
Choose a Scottish surname or your own.
If you wish you could use the guidance Mr White gave Andrew. Don't be afraid to add more points.
Make your work colourful and interesting. Draw and download pictures from the Internet.
Little
Nixon Graham
Armstrong Kerr
Don't forget that often the best place to get information is from your own older relatives
Here are some useful sites to get you started:
www.county-surnames.co.uk
www.electricscotland.com
www.scotsmart.com
www.ancestryireland.co.uk/
www.google.com
www.askjeeves.com
For example if you were looking for information about a particular surname you might type the following into the search engine :
Information on the surname Armstrong
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Nelson
Wales
Kitson
Wilks
Patterson
Henderson
Watts
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Fill in the boxes, using the names at the bottom of the page, so that each line makes sense.
Wat's son Henderson Robson Jeffrey's son Denni's son
a) Robert's son Rob's son
nostaWnos s'retlaW)b
nosreffeJnos s'ffeJ)c
nosinneDnos s'sinneD)d
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Look up these Bible verses to work out each Ulster-Scots surname that ends in 'son'. The number of letters you need is given to help you and the first one is done for you as an example
Bible name Ulster-Scots name
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Acts 7 verse 59
Each of these surnames can be written or spelt in two or more ways. Find out another way for each of these. The first is done for you.
a) Mackenzie…………
b) Macartney…………
d) Maclean..…………
e) MacFarlane…….…
f) Magilligan……..…
c) Mackay……………
McKenzie
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You will need: an atlas or map of Scotland a blank map
To find the answer to this question follow these instructions
Shade in the whole of Ireland, including Ulster.
Find on your map these two Scottish towns
Helensburgh
Stonehaven.
Now draw a line joining up the two towns.
Use the same colour and shade in the part of Scotland above (north) the line.
Give your map a title and a key.
Title:
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